Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

annie leibovitzAnnie Leibovitz, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 2009, © Annie Leibovitz. From “Pilgrimage” (Random House, 2011). Used with permission.


Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
Most familiar with Annie Leibovitz’s work know her for her portraits in magazines like Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair — but the Waterbury, Conn., native’s latest exhibit, Pilgrimage, is a collection of snapshots without preconception and, unlike her popular work, contains no people. These images explore both landscapes (Niagara Falls, Gettysburg, Old Faithful) and home interiors (of the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Elvis Presley). About 70 images will be on display through September 23.
$5-$10, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays starting July 5. The Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, 978-369-9763,

Rafting in Maine
The heat is due back this weekend, so consider beating it with a whitewater rafting trip in Maine. Three Rivers Whitewater Rafting offers trips on three (uncanny!) of Maine’s rivers: The Kennebec, the Penobscot, and the Dead. And don’t expect a lazy trip down the waterway — robust rapids, swimming holes, waterfalls, chutes, and drops abound depending on which river you choose (the Penobscot is where the Class V rapids lurk). If one afternoon just isn’t enough, consider a two-day, overnight camping trip.
$70-$199, times vary. Three Rivers Whitewater Rafting, 2265 US Rte. 201, The Forks, Maine, 207-663-2104; Medway Road, Millinocket, Maine, 207-723-3200,

Rocky Horror Picture Show
This cult classic is by no means new, but considering the AMC Loews in Harvard Square is closing on July 8, this could be your last chance to dress in drag and be a part of the hullabaloo of feather boas, fishnet thigh highs, and red lipstick that is Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Full Body Cast — well, until they relocate, that is. For 28 years, various members have put together skits alongside a screening of the movie — and the remaining three shows (this Saturday, as well as the two final performances on Saturday, July 7 at 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.) will most likely sell out soon, so get your tickets ASAP.
$10, Saturday, 12:30 a.m., 10 Church St., Cambridge, 617-864-4581,

Tall Ships
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 as well as our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, international tall ships and Navy ships will be sailing into the port starting this weekend and through next week. The ships arrive at 9 a.m. to Boston Harbor, and the Charlestown Navy Yard, North Jetty, Black Falcon Terminal, and Fish Pier will all be open for public viewing of both the tall ships and navy vessels.
Saturday, June 30 through Thursday, July 5, locations vary. Visit for details.

Roger Waters
Last week, I sat down on the 1 bus and a complete stranger turned to me and said, “Don’t forget The Wall.” Huh? “Roger Waters is playing Fenway!” he stated with glee. Ahh yes. Proof that Pink Floyd’s prolific lifespan is still alive and well and that this guy and I have something in common — namely a shared love for the iconic, British prog rock band. Waters, the now 68-year-old bassist, lyricist, and singer will perform at Fenway on Sunday. Don’t expect appearances from Nick Mason or David Gilmour, but the chance to hear “Comfortably Numb” or “Another Brick in the Wall” are a fan’s dream, and (hopefully) well worth the steep ticket prices.
$90-$791; package deals also available, Sunday, July 1, Fenway Stadium. Buy tickets here.